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  • Sept 15- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd could have sold nearly $2 billion worth of stock without lifting a finger. One of the sources said that Alibaba eventually was satisfied that Nasdaq had solved the issue and chose NYSE because its overall pitch was better.

  • Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe? Saturday, 13 Sep 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    The service, which will work both with iPhones and Apple's new Watch, is backed by a host of big retailers, along with most major banks and credit card issuers, including Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Starbucks, McDonald's, PayPal, Google and Square offer their own services, but only a small portion of customers use them.

  • General Motors Co, Honda Motor Co, which owns Acura, and other automakers are working with traditional suppliers and startup firms. Tech giants Google, with its pioneering work on driverless cars, and Apple, which is working with automakers to embed greater connectivity in their cars, are accelerating the change.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 12- U.S. stocks fell on Friday as energy shares extended their recent slide, while rising bond yields drove down high-dividend paying shares. Shares of Exxon Mobil Corp retreated 1.3 percent on the day, while ConocoPhillips fell 1.2 percent.

  • US STOCKS-Mobile payment companies rally again Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 2:02 PM ET

    Net Element Inc was the biggest percentage gainer on the Nasdaq, up 60 percent to $5.08 on volume of about 12 million shares, well beyond its 50- day average of about 675,000 shares. On Track Innovations Inc jumped 12.5 percent to $3.70, also on heavier-than-usual volume, while USA Technologies added 4 percent to $2.17.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 12- U.S. stocks were lower in afternoon trading on Friday, with energy shares extending recent losses after the Treasury department announced new sanctions against Russia. Exxon Mobil Corp was down 1.1 percent and ConocoPhillips was down 1.2 percent.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St slips at midday; energy a drag Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 12:37 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 12- U.S. stocks were lower at midday on Friday, with energy shares extending recent losses after the Treasury department announced new sanctions against Russia. Exxon Mobil Corp and ConocoPhillips each lost 1 percent.

  • Midday movers: eBay, Sprint, Yahoo & more Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 12:20 PM ET
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    Take a look at some of Friday's midday movers:

  • EBay denies Google stake rumors, shares backtrack Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    EBay headquarters is shown in San Jose, Calif.

    Shares of eBay lost much of their gains after the retailer dismissed speculation that Google may be preparing to buy stake in the firm.

  • NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 12- Shares of eBay Inc lost much of their Friday gains after the online retailer dismissed market speculation that Google Inc may be preparing to buy a slice of the company.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 12- Shares of eBay were up but paring earlier sharp gains on Friday after a company spokesman said eBay has had no conversations with Google about acquiring a stake in the company. U.S. and Europe- based traders had cited rumors that Google was taking a stake in or buying eBay.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 12- Shares of eBay Inc rose about 4 percent in heavy volume on Friday, with two European-based traders and one U.S.-based trader citing rumors that Google Inc would possibly take a large stake in eBay as the reason for the move. EBay spokesman Alan Marks said the company did not comment on rumors.

  • US government pressured Yahoo over user data Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 7:38 AM ET
    Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale.

    The U.S. government threatened Yahoo with a $250,000-per-day fine in 2008 if it did not hand over user data, declassified documents reveal.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 11- The U.S. government in 2008 threatened to fine Yahoo Inc $250,000 a day if it failed to turn over customer data to intelligence agencies, according to documents unsealed on Thursday.

  • Business Highlights Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 5:57 PM ET

    Launched in 2006 to a flurry of media coverage, the Mountain View, California- based company seemed to have every strategic advantage: millions in startup cash, celebrity endorsements, and a chief executive married to one of the co-founders of Google. RadioShack warns of possible Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

  • TORONTO/ LAS VEGAS, Sept 11- BlackBerry has acquired a U.K- based mobile technology start-up whose software allows users to have multiple phone numbers on the same device, the Canadian tech firm said on Thursday. The purchase of Movirtu helps BlackBerry ramp up its portfolio of services to cater to the needs of its core base of corporate and government clients.

  • Apple's smart play: Let developers find killer app Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    Apple is having its developers create the app that will make the smartwatch an indispensable part of consumers' lives

  • Blackberry buys Movirtu to woo corporate clients Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    Blackberry buys UK firm Movirtu, a provider of of virtual identity solutions, to cater to corporate clients' needs.

  • 23andMe CEO navigates health regulation Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 10:28 AM ET

    Now, 23 andMe is working to win FDA clearance for its health tests one at a time, a process that will take years. Wojciicki spoke to the Associated Press about operating under FDA oversight and the future of her company:.

  • Education 2.0: 8 start-ups changing how we learn Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    The digital age is shattering the traditional learning model. Now VC-backed tech start-ups are revolutionizing teaching methods.